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The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament

In the middle of the 11th century, King Edward the Confessor had moved his court to the Palace of Westminster, situated on a central site near the river Thames.
In 1265 a parliament was created with two houses: the Lords and the Commons. The House of Lords met at the Palace of Westminster while the House of Commons did not have a permanent location.
After King Henry VIII moved his court to Whitehall Palace in 1530, the House of Lords continued to meet in Westminster. In 1547 the House of Commons also moved here, confirming Westminster as the central seat of government, a position it still holds today.

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Kevin Warren01-Apr-2013 16:11
Love the feeling of fresh air and beautiful light in this great composition!
woody3431-Mar-2013 22:23
Always an impressive scene, the composition and and light are great..V
janescottcumming31-Mar-2013 21:19
So many great things to see in this shot.
Mark Chambers LRPS31-Mar-2013 19:47
Very well composed. V
CM Kwan31-Mar-2013 07:37
This is nice, Jose. V
godro31-Mar-2013 02:17
Nice work!
Patricia Kay30-Mar-2013 21:38
Fabulous composition and colors Jose...the sky is great too...BV
hge5430-Mar-2013 16:07
A classic and beautiful image at the perfect time of day. Anyone would recognize this scene. V
Anitta Vuorisola30-Mar-2013 14:16
Another winner to your London gallery! *V*
meekam tam30-Mar-2013 13:01
Beautiful, both the Houses of Parliament and the sky, Jose! V
Steve Morris30-Mar-2013 12:27
So well composed!!BV
Dennis Hoyne30-Mar-2013 02:51
A classic image of Westminster, beautifully captured.
Sonja Ross29-Mar-2013 23:08
Another iconic scene of London.
coaster29-Mar-2013 22:45
A beautiful composition; well done!
larose forest photos29-Mar-2013 21:40
They are imposing under that lovely sky. A great panoramic view. V
Mike H.29-Mar-2013 20:53
A classic view you've done fine justice to -- very nice work!
Helen Betts29-Mar-2013 20:15
This POV is quite effective for showing off the beauty of Parliament. Light is simply excellent as well. V.
Martin Lamoon29-Mar-2013 19:02
Fantastic shot with the cloud in the background. v
Ceya29-Mar-2013 16:29
Love the light and composition in your impressive capture, Jose! The clouds and the river add the view special charm! V
Stephanie29-Mar-2013 16:02
Beautiful lighting on these magnificent buildings! V
Bryan Murahashi29-Mar-2013 15:02
A most impressive house for government and capture. V
Walter O. Koenig29-Mar-2013 14:33
Great perspective and very nice lighting. "V"
Mildred Alpern29-Mar-2013 13:17
Superb and beautiful image of the sweep of the houses
Jim Coffman29-Mar-2013 12:51
Wow, I am impressed!! Well done,Jose..
lucanton29-Mar-2013 11:56
Magnifique composition! V
Tom LeRoy29-Mar-2013 10:43
A beautiful view of the famous Houses of Parliament. A fine composition, Jose! V
Yvonne29-Mar-2013 10:37
So impressive, a beautifully composed image Jose! v
laine29-Mar-2013 09:38
always impressive...
Graeme29-Mar-2013 09:18
You have captured this scene from a great angle, Jose.V!
Bill Miller29-Mar-2013 09:02
Always impressive views along the Thames.
marie-jose wolff29-Mar-2013 08:29
just perfect! V
Gérard Koehl29-Mar-2013 07:55
Splendide. V
Frank Tran29-Mar-2013 05:08
Beautiful composition and wonderful mood! V+
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